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Date Change & 3rd Party Repairs Can Kill Your iPhone

Many consumers have recently learned the hard way that doing either of these two things is a great way to render your iPhone useless.   Changing Your iPhone’s Date Back To 1970 Or Earlier Will NOT Load A Retro Apple Theme… …but it will kill your iPhone. Wired had this to say about it: The […]

Security Alert: Don’t Fall For The New Smart Card Phishing Scam

By now, most people know their credit, debit and even in some cases ID cards are going to be replaced by “smart cards”: cards with a tiny processor chip built right in that makes the card’s transactions more secure. Click here to see my post explaining what smart cards are and how they work. Unfortunately, […]

Comcast Xfinity Home Security Makes Homes MORE Vulnerable To Break-Ins

  If you’ve signed up for Comcast’s Xfinity Home Security System, I’ve got some very bad news for you. Security experts uncovered a security hole in that system big enough for thieves to drive a truck through—using nothing more advanced than simple radio frequency jamming equipment—last November. Those experts notified Comcast about it back then, […]

Why Hoverboards Are Catching Fire & Expoding

By now you’ve surely seen or heard at least a few news reports of that hot new holiday gadget, the hoverboard, leading to fiery disaster, like this one in New York, this one in Louisiana, and this one in Brentwood, California.   If you didn’t get a high-end hoverboard like this one, you’re probably at […]

Does Cutting The Cord Save Money?

As regular readers know, a point of pride with me is that I’m very good at sussing out the best deal on anything. And since the consumption and analysis of digital media forms the basis of how I make my living as a tech blogger, you can bet all this recent talk about “cord cutting”—cancelling […]